Institute Lead

Jeff Ganohalidoh Corntassel is a writer, teacher and father from the Cherokee Nation. He is a Professor in Indigenous Studies, and cross-listed Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Victoria. Dr. Corntassel is a Co-Principle Investigator at Borders in Globalization alongside Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly and the lead of Pillar 1: Indigenous Internationalism. Jeff’s research and teaching interests focus on “Everyday Acts of Resurgence” and the intersections between Indigenous internationalism, community resurgence, climate change, gender, and community well-being.  situates his work at the grassroots with many Indigenous led community-based programs and initiatives ranging from local food movement initiatives, land-based renewal projects to gendered colonial violence and protection of homelands.

Micro-Credit Streams

This institute can be taken to fulfill requirements for the following streams:

Stream 2 – Modern Border Management: (Im)migration and Mobility

Stream 3 – Modern Border Management: Law of Borders and Cross-Border Laws

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